One of the well-respected and best known binoculars for outdoor sportsmen is the Nikon Monarch series. This series of binoculars are appreciated for the less-is-more quality to the styling. It is a full-size binocular 8x and higher that is lightweight enough to actually carry around all day. Here’s the breakdown on the different versions of this series. With ease-of-use and quality images, the Monarch series is a favorite among bird watchers and hunters.
Nikon Monarch 3
The Monarch 3 is excellent for hunting. It comes in magnification levels of 8×42 and 10 x42. Both magnifications are now available in the Real-tree camouflage finish. It features multi-layer coatings which are applied to the prisms, to give you less glare and reflection and a more clear and natural image. It is waterproof and fog proof and features the rubber coating so it can withstand impacts. It weighs in at 24.9 ounces, so you’ll have no trouble carrying it on a long hunt or nature walk.
Nikon Monarch 5
Ideal for stalking and still-hunting, it’s lightweight and ergonomic design make these binoculars easy to use, even all day. The images are bright and crisp thanks to the extra-low dispersion glass and multilayer prism coating. The extra-low dispersion glass means that the colours will be as true to life as you can possibly get. It is waterproof and fog resistant with rubber armouring that adds durability. It is available in 8×42, 10 x42 and 12x 42 and 8×56, 16×56, 20×56. The smaller model weighs only 21.6 ounces while the larger is 40.2 ounces.
Nikon Monarch 7
The Monarch 7 series is lighter and smaller than the previous models. It comes in 8×30, 8×42, 10×30 and 10×42. The Monarch 7 combines many of the outstanding features of the other Monarchs, such as extra low density glass and waterproof capabilities, in a much smaller package. The 8×30 for example, only weighs 15.3 ounces.
The Monarch series of Nikon binoculars are all extremely well-respected by outdoor sportsmen, and are an excellent investment in sporting gear.
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